Currently, athletic programs are allowed to consume as much as a full-time job’s worth of student athletes’ time. How can students pursue a meaningful education under such extreme time commitments outside of academics? To ensure the academic and future success of college athletes, constraints must be placed on sport time commitments. Watch our video to […]
College athletes are denied a meaningful education. When required to make sports their primary focus, they miss out on pursuing certain classes, majors, internships, and other opportunities critical to future success. Learn more about the issue by watching The Drake Group leaders explain the issue.
The Drake Group has been working with members of Congress to urge them to address athlete health and safety. Allan Sack, co-founder and past president of The Drake Group appeared with Senator Chris Murphy (CT-D) to highlight the release of the Senator’s third report on the state of intercollegiate athletics. Watch Senator Murphy’s Report Press […]
Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College; President-Elect, The Drake Group; author of Unpaid Professionals: Commercialism and Conflict in Big-time College Sports (1999), The Economics of Sport, I & II (2001), Unwinding Madness: What Went Wrong with College Sports and How to Fix It (2017) with Gerry Gurney and Donna Lopiano, and Whither College Sports (2021), explains the economics of […]
At the 2022 Allen Sack National Symposium on Advancing Integrity in College Sport, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy speaks on S.1929 — 117th Congress (2021–2022) College Athlete Right To Organize Act. Read S.1929 here See full 2022 National Symposium proceedings here
Did you know that, even 50 years after the passing of the revolutionary gender equity clause Title IX, 75% of colleges and universities are out of compliance with Title IX? Watch Drake Group leaders explain the lagging gender inequities and injustices in college athletics. See the full story
Athletes of color comprise the majority of all Division I football and basketball players and graduate at rates lower than their athlete and non-athlete peers. These athletes make the most money for their colleges and coaches, yet often have the least control over their academic opportunities and overall future success. See the full story
Did you know that colleges are not required to pay for the medical expenses of college athlete and there is no long term disability fund for chronic athletic injuries or the results of brain trauma? See the full story